United States Flag Code

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  • Persuasive Essay

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    The purpose of the American flag is to be able to recognize the freedom we have as Americans. All Americans have the right to protest in America, but they shouldn’t allow the flag to be the item that is protested against. Americans stand and salute the flag for the ability to be alive and have the freedom to protest. People today are not standing for the flag and national anthem. This is to protest for some that do not feel equal in our society. However, this is unfortunate when people in the military

  • Persuasive Essay On Freedom Of Speech

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    says it is unpatriotic, but it is a vast form of patriotism. The athletes are protesting because they do not like how America is, but some cannot get over the “disrespect” to the flag. In “National anthem protests are about racism, not patriotism,” Scanlon states, “For them, America has not been well. For them, the flag stands for institutionalized racism and the obstacles they face for something as arbitrary as the color of their skin. Colin Kaepernick, the player who began the movement last year

  • The Pledge Should Be Allowed In The United States

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    Bellamy and Upham were able to line up the National Education Association to support Youth's Companion as a sponsor of the observance, and arranged for President Harrison and Congress to announce a national proclamation which centered around an American flag ceremony and (then

  • Persuasive Essay On Social Rights Protests

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    Unfortunately, as the rights of African Americans have came such a long way since the times of activists like Martin Luther and Malcolm X, we are starting to see a reemergence of this hate in our society. America has been shaped into the “Land of the free and the home of the brave” and continues to be driven by this myth that America is a place where equality is never challenged and peace is a constant. This myth couldn't be farther from the truth. It is proven by the controversies surrounding modern

  • The Pros And Cons Of The First Amendment

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    disagree with Colin Kaepernick’s decision should take time out and revisit the First Amendment and also research “The Flag Code”. Colin Kaepernick and anyone else has the first amendment rights to protest whenever,wherever and however they choose to. The First Amendment states that all Americans have the right to freedom of speech and to peaceably protest. Amendment one state, “ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or

  • The Importance Of The National Anthem

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    disrespectful gesture to this country and to our flag. There are better more respectful ways to protest and put out word about your cause. While it is our first amendment right to not stand up for the National Anthem, it is my opinion that kneeling for the flag shows disrespect for this country, our armed forces, and the flag itself. The flag has a section of code in the U.S. law books called the flag code. This was adopted on June 14, 1923, by the National Flag Conference which Navy and Army representatives

  • American Flag Speech Essay

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    you for being here today. We are gathered here to respectfully retire flags that have been deemed no longer serviceable. It is proclaimed that each of these flags have served well. These flags have inspired those who desired the taste of freedom and have represented hope to those oppressed by tyranny and terror. These flags have welcomed any and all in the name of liberty. The American flag flies free to the wind. The American flag flies above residential porches, campsites, small businesses, corporate

  • The Role Of Social Injustice In Sports

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    On September 1, 2016, two football players from San Francisco chose to do the unanticipated before the National Football League game. Customarily before the game, everyone in the stadium was ready to stand for the flag throughout the performance of the national anthem. To protest against social injustice, “Kaepernick takes a knee during the national anthem and is joined by teammate Eric Reid” (Sandritter 4). Subsequently, numerous athletes were motivated to continue the disrespectful protest: soccer

  • United States Flag Essay

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    The very first flag for the United States to have was the Grand Union Flag, in the years 1775-1777. The design of this flag was thirteen red and white stripes, with the red cross of St. Georgia, England along with the white cross of St. Andrew, Scotland in a blue field. The final split between the between the colonies and Great Britain brought the removal of the British Union from our flag. Shortly after came the stars on a blue field. By June 14, 1777 the Flag Resolution was passed, which is now

  • Burning The American Flag Research Paper

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    Is burning the American flag freedoms for speech? The Supreme Court says that burning the American flag is a form of expression that's protected by the first amendment. Flag burning is something that needed to be protected. Congress passed the Flag Protection Act in 1989 that stated anyone who knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or templates upon a United States flag can be prosecuted. The Boston Tea Party carried a message and no one expected

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